Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use with Countdown's Susie Dent, at the Wyvern Theatre on Wednesday next week.

Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly - and yes, you really can be gruntled (put into a good humour).

She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend - that’s a scurryfunge.

Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters. The show will include some of Susie's favourite words from the Swindon and Wiltshire area and she will be asking the audience for theirs - as well as welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations and the very future of our language.

Tickets are £21.50. To book, call 01793 524481 or visit swindontheatres.co.uk.